This holiday week is going to very busy astrologically.
Winter solstice, shortest day of the year, is Sunday the 21st. And this is a day of extraordinary activity. Each of the four seasons is a time to celebrate. This is the time of hibernation, resting, taking in the year and thinking about the new one you want to start. It's also a Capricorn New Moon. Down to earth Capricorn will help us be realistic and practical in our planning. And the Sun, Mercury and Venus are also in Capricorn, so its a practical time for the next few weeks. I always find it so interesting that the holiday celebration falls into the sign of Capricorn and when people's lives and the extravagance expected of everyone now is kind of strange. Listen to that inner voice touting LESS is more. Its good advice. Maybe that's why everyone gets so down in January when the credit card bills come and reality hits you in the face.
Theses holidays are supposed to be about celebrating spiritual beliefs, not about gifts. The three Wise Men brought gifts to Jesus they claim (by the way the 3 wise men were astrologers, which is how they knew of the birth!), but now is the time for the gift of LOVE, not wrapped packages filled with things. It's about caring, about being thankful and about connecting deeply to the Universe and each other on a spiritual level of universal love. It's about opening your heart Chakra and letting God enter your heart and being a vessel of love and light and creativity.
And lets not forget our friend Pluto is in Capricorn, squaring Uranus in their final months of battle, and all these Capricorn positioned planets will Conflict with Uranus at some point over the next month. Extra pressure is being put upon the world to transform - creating pressure to change, protest, fix, redo, etc. There is a new planet, farther out than Pluto, named Eris that exactly trines Jupiter now creating a harmony effect. Eris is about further change on a deep soul level. Who are you REALLY? What is your core, your essence? Are you living an authentic life, or a life that has been molded for you? I started to watch the People's Choice Awards the other night, and I was impaled by the sheer uselessness and triviality of this show. It speaks of the fake world we live in where stupid things are deemed important and important things are ignored. It's time for all of us to "get it" and fight for what matters---police murdering citizens instead of protecting and serving vs who is the Sexiest Woman according to People Magazine. The mind reels.
2015 is going to be a BIG YEAR. There will be much chaos and turmoil, along with breakthroughs and change for the better. Are you going to give a damn about the biggest fashion influence in America, or the injustice in the world? Capricorn does not tolerate trifles. Capricorn is the ruler of Saturn. It's serious and keeps its eye on the ball. It's what manifests the world and all within. It is material, literally. It is the physical manifestation of you and the planet. This is big stuff and not fluff.
And also on Sunday the 21st Uranus turns direct after months of slowing down and taking a lower energy turn for a while. This is an opening salvo so to speak. Uranus is ready for battle, in full energy mode and out to kick Pluto's rigid, status-quo butt into the new world of thinking and living. Pluto is not only power, it's the Phoenix rising from the ashes. It's time for new power structures, new leadership, and a new way of living that simply applies fairness to all we do - and Uranus is making Pluto see the error of current ways and being reborn to a new world, and I believe Uranus will win out.
FAIR: equitable, honest, upright, honorable, trustworthy; impartial, unbiased, unprejudiced, nonpartisan, neutral, even-handed; lawful, legal, legitimate; informal legit, on the level; on the up and up. ANTONYMS unjust, biased. (from apples dashboard dictionary).
I had a wake up calls myself recently. I panicked for a day or two, and then I regrouped and made a plan and now I feel like superwoman ready to take on the world. And part of that plan is to be THANKFUL for all I do have. A friend of mine revealed he was homeless because someone stole from his company and he had to close, and I helped him get a low income apt for seniors and he is starting over at 72. Another friend of mine got evicted from a place she has lived in for decades by a greedy landlord at age 74, and she stood up and fought like she hasn't in 25 years and won.
It's time to make a fresh start. Put on your "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore" jumpsuit and get out there and fight for yourself, fight against injustice and tell the powers that be that their reign is over, and there is a new attitude in town that won't tolerate the greed, selfishness, narcissism and vanity anymore. Mars is now in Aquarius, the sign of the humanitarian. Put your energy behind equality for all and Mars will have your back.
And last but certainly not least, on Dec 23rd Saturn ends his transit through Scorpio and enters Sagittarius. A big Christmas present from the Universe. The heaviness of the lessons to be learned will take a chill pill. You spent 2.5 years digging up your emotional, spiritual and karmic garbage, and facing things you probably didn't want to face. Now you can reach for the Universe for guidance, answers, inspiration and a path to the new you and the new world. the next 2.5 years is about real spiritual growth, or working with the Universe, your Higher Self, Angels and Guides to get on the path to unity with our Creator and know that you are not alone, that the real power in the world is our Creator, who wants only the best for ALL of us. Balance is returning, thanks to the feminine energy of fairness being in full blown kick ass mode. When a world believes that kindness, caring and helping one another is weakness, does She have a choice? Feminine energy is just as strong as masculine energy, and she is demanding balance again. The pendulum has swung too far, and is stuck in meanness mode. She just won't let it stand anymore. Get ready world, the super change is about to begin. 2015 and 2016 are going to be full of peaks and valleys. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime, the good and the bad.
Wishing you much happiness in the Holiday Season. Thanks for listening to me all year. It means a lot, and your emails keep me inspired. Tell everyone you hold dear how much they mean to you. Don't wait for another time, spread the love and kindness around NOW. God Bless Us Everyone!
I've been in a "mood". My inner struggle seems to be connecting to my outer self. The Sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus are in Sagittarius opposite my sign of Gemini and I feel the polarity, the push pull, the mood swings, the emotions rolling like waves on a beach. I'm a sentimental fool and find myself watching Hallmark Christmas movies and crying for a world were people are nicer to each other, where goodness wins.
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter - the planet of abundance, higher learning, world travel, and spirituality. It's the 9th house. And the house of "God" is so important in our lives now, this next 2 weeks will force us to look at our hearts and grow, and open and love our fellow man more, and wish each of us the best. "God's House" speaks to us now in dreams, moods and intuition. Listen up.
The news in the world is heartbreaking. I scarcely recognize my country or the world. So much pain, so much unfairness, while world leaders shirk their duties. It makes me physically ill, as it breaks my heart.
But I am so hopeful now about the future because there is protesting in the streets and the people have awakened and the tide will be turned, after much pain and weariness, but it will be won.
Saturn is in Scorpio's last 16 days. We feel pinned down, trapped, shut down. Saturn is wringing the last drop out of us before his 28 year return. But each day is also closer to its move into Sagittarius for 2.5 years, where our mood will shift to the above mentioned 9th house aspects. Spirituality, Intelligence and seeing the world as a whole will engulf our deepest spaces and give us pause, give us hope, give us the chance to step up and be counted with the changers. The status quo cannot stand, and we will be asked to take sides. if we worked on our inner selves these past 2.5 years, we should be more ready than most. We have faced our dark side, we have looked and squirmed and found courage. We've had a lot of disappointment, and bad news, and we are weary but finally see how bad things are how we must shed some light in the darkness. On December 23rd our Christmas gift is to embrace our Light and become spiritual warriors. Whether its calling out a bigot, or shaming a fracking company, we must speak out. We must PARTICIPATE.
In the midst of all that Uranus (change) and Pluto (status quo/power) face their final battles. With Dec 15th and March 17th being their final battles, we are caught in a riot energy. We long for peace and quiet but it "ain't comin'" so buckle up and get ready for 3 months of pure global turmoil as Uranus ushers in the new, and Pluto transforms us all in the rebirth process it rules. There is no more escaping. Embrace the change or crumble. Be a reed in the wind, be flexible, be adaptable, be a visionary and know that the Universe loves us and is PUSHING US HARD to change. Bend or break, its up to you.
Right now all the Sagittarius planets are in good aspect to Jupiter in Leo....fire blending with fire. This energy fuels us, its great for socializing too, so have some fun. You'll explode if you don't. Saturday the 14th is especially good for fun and romance.
I've talked a lot about changing our ways, to create a new dynamic for our lives. "WE" are in this together. One cannot rise above, or lift us up, without each other. Its like a bee hive. We must work together with a common goal of changing society so we can have more joy and peace and happiness.
I saw this TED video recently that I think is worth your time to see this woman practicing this kind of thing, after learning to change the way she helped to a new dynamic, Ubuntu. Click Here
The Universe is sending us a very clear and simple message. "I" didn't send you to earth to work 80 hour weeks, to struggle to pay your bills, to be criticized beyond comprehension, to feel a constant state of pressure to achieve, to have only a few hours a week to be with friends and family, to get little sleep because you have so much to do. I sent you here to love, live and be happy." And the Universe is screaming into our subconscious now that we CAN HAVE THAT, if we shift gears just a little from time to time until we are living a whole new life. Thousands of years ago the seven deadly sins were practiced as they are today. Isn't it time we create the 7 keys to happiness instead. Greed = Sharing; Lust = Connecting; Gluttony = Balance; Laziness = Action; Wrath = Peace; Envy = Goodwill; Pride = Selflessness
Take a day for yourself from time to time. Tell your friends/family you love them. Share (not give or take). Find something about yourself you really love and focus on it, love it even more and be proud of yourself for being you. It's the season of love isn't it? How about a little love for you? Open your hearts and take a chance. it's the only way to break up all the fear floating around now. Light ALWAYS trumps dark, this is just the darkness before the dawn.
McCartney has a new video out, Hope for the Future. Listen to the words.
Thanks for listening